Semi-Finals Feature Match: Rodrigo Togores Moli vs Stefano Memoli

After winning their Quarter-Final matches, both of these Duelists will represent Europe at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship in Long Beach, California next month. Rodrigo Togores Moli is a SHONEN JUMP Championship Winner, winning in Orlando last year with Blackwings. Stefano Memoli is one of Italy’s most well-known Duelists, making the Top 8 of several events across the world. Togores is running Frog OTK while his opponent is playing an Anti-Meta Deck based around Banisher of the Radiance, Thunder King Rai-Oh and King Tiger Wanghu.


Togores rolled 6 to Memoli’s 5 and chose to go first.

Togores activated Moray of Greed, sending 2 monsters back to his Deck to draw 3 cards. Hand Destruction came up next, as he discarded Card Destruction and another Hand Destruction to draw 2 cards. Memoli discarded Thunder King Rai-Oh and King-Tiger Wanghu to draw 2 cards of his own. Togores activated another Moray of greed, returning Dupe Frog and Unifrog to draw 3 cards. He discarded Des Frog to Special Summon Swap Frog, sending Substitoad to the Graveyard. he then returned Des Frog and Substitoad to his hand with Salvage. He Normal Summoned Substitoad, Tributed Swap Frog and 12 other “Frog” monsters to the Graveyard, ending up with a Swap Frog to send Ronintoadin to the Graveyard.  He removed a “Frog” monster from play to Special Summon Ronintoadin, Tributed it for Substitoad and Summoned Poison Draw Frog. He did again to Summon a second Poison Draw Frog and once again to a third copy. Next, he returned Swap Frog to his hand, discarded Ronintoadin to Special Summon it. Swap Frog sent Poison Draw Frog to the Graveyard so that Togores could draw a card. He discarded another Ronintoadin for another cope of Swap Frog, again sending a Poison Draw Frog to the Graveyard to draw a card. He then activated Moray of Greed to send Des Frog and Unifrog back to the Deck to draw 3 cards. Next, he Tributed Poison Draw Frog with Substitoad to Summon Des Frog. Finally, he activated Mass Driver, removed a Frog for Ronintoadin, Tributed it to inflict 400 points of damage to Memoli’s Life Points. He repeated the process 13 times, removing every “Frog” monster in his Graveyard from play. Then, he Tributed Des Frog, Substitoad and the 2 Swap Frogs on his field for Mass Driver, brought back Ronintoadin 4 more times and ended the Duel!

Rodrigo Togores Moli, from Spain, using Frog OTK.

Memoli opened Duel 2 with Dust Tornado, Thunder King Rai-Oh, Banisher of the Radiance, Dimensional Prison, King Tiger Wanghu and Smashing Ground. He Summoned Banisher, set Dust Tornado, and ended his turn.

Togores activated Giant Trunade, and Unifrog was discarded and removed from play to Special Summon Swap Frog. Togores Normal Summoned Substitoad next, Tributing Swap Frog to Special Summon Des Frog. Des Frog destroyed Banisher of the Radiance in battle and Substitoad attacked directly, reducing Memoli to 7600 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Togores Tributed Des Frog to Summon Swap Frog, which sent Beelze Frog to the Graveyard. Swap Frog was then Tributed for Des Frog, which was Tributed for Beelze Frog, which went for Swap Frog to send Ronintoadin to the Graveyard. He removed Des Frog from play to Summon Ronintoadin from the Graveyard, Tributed it to Summon Dupe Frog. He brought back Ronintoadin again, Tributed it to Summon Flip Flop Frog, which was Tributed for another Dupe Drog. He removed Flip Flop Frog to Summon Ronintoadin again, and Tributed it for Treeborn Frog, which was Tributed for another Treeborn, which was Tributed for Unifrog which finally got Tributed for a third Dupe Frog. Ronintoadin was Special Summoned one more time and Tributed for Flip Flop Frog in Attack Position. Togores’ field now consisted of 3 Dupe Frog, Substitoad and Flip Flop Frog, with 2 cards in-hand. Substitoad was Tributed to Summon Unifrog, and Flip Flop Frog was flipped face-down. Togores ended his turn.

Memoli drew Mystical Space Typhoon and made no plays.

Togores Tributed a Dupe Frog to Summon Quickdraw Synchron, which was Tuned to Unifrog to Synchro Summon Nitro Warrior. Nitro Warrior attacked for 2800 Life Points, and Togores removed Dupe Frog from play to Summon Ronintoadin before ending his turn.

Memoli drew Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo and Set it, along with Dimensional Prison and Dust Tornado.

Togores Flip Summoned Flip Flop Frog, sent Dyna back to Memoli’s hand, and Tributed Flip Flop Frog and Ronintoadin for Light and Darkness Dragon. Togores attacked, and Memoli conceded!

Rodrigo Togores Moli is heading to the Final!

Italian Duelist Stefano Memoli playing an Anti-Meta Deck.
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